Music: Ancestral Voices – Dhrupad & Dhamaar

Sunita Amin-Dhrupad Vocal
Jnanesh Kamath-Jori Tabla
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Sunita Amin is a student of Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Ustad Bahauddin Dagar and has been learning and practicing Dhrupad for the past 20 years. She is known for her performances and pays special attention to the purity of musical notes and improvises using microtones creating a myriad of variations. She displays mastery in bringing out the mood of a Raga with an intricate exploration of the raga weaving patterns through improvisation in varying tempos.

Sunita Amin was first a Bharatanatyam Artist and then went on to learn choreography in the USA. She created many productions of contemporary dance prior to 2001 until she began learning from Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar at IIT, Mumbai.

Sunita has been performing all over India with concerts all over India, New York, Seattle, Germany, Belgium, and London. She has conducted many residential workshops for children in schools as she believes that children are the future of Dhrupad.

Jnanesh Kamath is learning tabla under the tutelage of Shri Naveen Pai from Kochi, Kerala. He has performed with various classical vocalists and instrumentalists across India and UK. He is currently learning tabla under Shri. Bhindarjeet Neer (disciple of Pt. Yogesh Samsi)

In association with SAMA Arts Network Ltd.